Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE 29 JUNE 2020

With the State Government outlining further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Naracoorte Lucindale Council continues to expand its service delivery.

The next phase has seen the Naracoorte Library and Lucindale and Naracoorte Town Hall capacity limits increased.  Customers at the Naracoorte Library can enjoy browsing newspapers and magazines, borrowing toys, copying, using computers and the local history / meeting room is open. Seating is also available for public use – subject to physical distancing.

All playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor public exercise equipment

Open

Council encourages users, participants, and parents of children using playground equipment to wipe down equipment before and after use and to follow physical distancing protocols

Parks & Reserves

Open – use is subject to physical distancing protocols.

Naracoorte Library

Open – with visitor numbers of up to 121 at any one time plus up to 17 in the Local History / Meeting Room.

Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre

Open with visitor numbers of up to 45 at any one time.

Lucindale Town Hall

Open for bookings of up to:

  • Auditorium   – 139
  • Supper   room – 45
  • Note there is a cap of 100 people for funerals and weddings

Naracoorte Town Hall

Open for bookings of up to:

  • Auditorium   – 126
  • Meeting   Room – 66
  • Supper   room – 53
  • Note there is a cap of 100 people for funerals and weddings

Public Toilets

To remain closed:

  • Naracoorte   – Pioneer Park, and Swimming Lake
  • Lucindale   – Bay 13 (Football Oval)

Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange

Remains open for business – but tightly restricted in attendance for sales

Council Offices – Naracoorte & Lucindale

Open

Council Depots

Closed to the public – but still operational

Naracoorte Waste Transfer Station

Open

Visitors to the Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre and Naracoorte and Lucindale Town Halls will be required to provide their name and phone number.

Council continues to assess the effects of COVID-19 on our operations and ability to serve our community, and this includes taking direction and advice from Federal and State Governments. Local Government is considered an essential service, and as such, we have a responsibility to continue to undertake our functions where reasonable, and safe to do so.

To protect our staff and community, please also do not attend our facilities if you have been in contact with a person with suspected COVID-19, or if you are experiencing any symptoms.  If any of the above applies to you, please transact any business by phone 08 8760 1100, email council@nlc.sa.gov.au or online www.naracoortelucindale.sa.gov.au.

We also encourage you to access information and advice about COVID-19 via www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

COVID-19 COUNCIL RATES AND FINANCIAL RELIEF

Council is now offering rate relief to all ratepayers over the coming months in an effort to ease financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During these challenging times Council is pleased to be able to implement these measures to provide some relief and help the community”, Mayor Erika Vickery OAM said.

At Council’s April 2020 meeting, Elected Members considered a range of options for providing rating relief in light of the current emergency, and the effect that this has had on the community, businesses, employers, and those people that may have lost their jobs.

In recognition of this and given the financial hardship that some are facing, Council will provide relief on Council rates through:

  • Options to postpone rates if impacted by COVID-19; and
  • No fines and interest to be charged on overdue rates from 1 April until 30 September 2020

Further information, including the criteria for a postponement of rates, has been included with the 4th instalment rate notices posted to ratepayers and is available HERE.

If ratepayers are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of the current pandemic emergency they are encouraged to make application to Council on the form available HERE.

Affected ratepayers are encouraged to make contact with Council on 8760 1100 to discuss an application, and each application will be assessed on an individual and confidential basis.  Applicants may be required to provide documentation to support their application.

We do, however, encourage all ratepayers who have the ability to pay their rates as and when they fall due to do so to avoid the risk of long term debt. For some ratepayers, it will be business as usual.

Also, to support our local business community, goods and services that Council purchases locally will be paid for within 14 days.